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Kentei Takaya

Multilingual and Multicultural Studies/TESOL Program Director (Shanghai), Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Multicultural Studies/TESOL, NYU Shanghai

Teaching and Learning

Kentei Takaya is Multilingual and Multicultural Studies/TESOL Program Director (Shanghai), Clinical Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning in Multilingual Multicultural Studies/TESOL, NYU Shanghai.  He holds a DPhil in Applied linguistics from University of Oxford, an MA in TESOL from New York University, and a BA in Linguistics from University of Queensland.

Professor Takaya’s research interests include intercultural communication, visual literacy, and needs analysis of students and teachers.  His work has appeared in Cross-Cultural Communication, Journal of Visual Literacy, and Journal of International and Comparative Education. 

Professor Takaya has previously taught at Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University, where he served as Chair of the Department of English as a Global Language, and at Fu Jen Catholic University where he received two distinguished teaching awards. He has also served as Executive Director of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP). 

Programs

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Prepare for a career as a teacher or researcher in English as a New Language (ENL), working with learners from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds.

Bilingual Education

Prepare to work with students from diverse linguistic and educational backgrounds through a career as a K–12 bilingual education teacher or researcher.

Foreign Language Education

Prepare for a career as a teacher of Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish to learners in diverse national and international settings.